Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Autumn with the Cafe

Hello! I'm here to share a fall theme card with you all. Hopefully you're having gorgeous fall weather where you are, here in Ohio it's rainy, cloudy, yucky :( It's been like this since Friday and it's not supposed to clear out until Wednesday night. Normally I would use this as a good excuse for crafting but unfortunately I have to work.

I created today's card using the colors from The Play Date Cafe's 100th challenge. Congratulations to them :) Here's to 100 more!!

my take

I started by inking my acrylic mount with spiced marmalade, mustard seed, and peeled paint. I spritzed it generously with water then "stamped" onto a piece of white card stock. Once dry I trimmed it down to the desired size (4 x 2 3/4). I stamped the two small leaves with vintage photo and brushed corduroy. To complete the background panel I distressed the edges and inked them with vintage photo.

I stamped the 3 leaves on white and fussy cut them out. I colored them using the same colors as above then inked their edges with vintage photo.

I mounted the panel on a white card base flat, then added my leaves in different dimensions using foam. I tied on some embroidery floss and added a bow. For the sentiment I stamped on white then followed the same pattern I did for the background, distressing and inking. I also mounted it on foam.

To give the card a little something eye catching I coated one leaf (green) in glossy accents and one (yellow) in stardust stickles. All the stamps I used are from Hero Arts Season of Giving Set.

It means so much that you guys pop in to see me, thank you!!


  1. Absolutely here's to a 100 more!!!! Love your fall themed card, the colours look really pretty. Thanks for joining in our 100th challenge over at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Kelly, this is beautiful! Your coloured background is superb.

  3. Really pretty! Lovely fall card :) Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!